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4/20/15 Blog: What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow's Children? Arne Duncan 4/16/15 Obama Administration Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rules to Implement Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Arne Duncan 4/16/15 Obama Administration Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rules to Implement Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Thomas Perez 4/16/15 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate HELP Committee's Markup of the No Child Left Behind Act Arne Duncan 4/15/15 Remarks by the President in Working Mothers Town Hall Pres. Barack Obama 4/14/15 Blog: Teacher Leadership on the Global Stage Arne Duncan 4/09/15 Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of Congress Passing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Arne Duncan 4/09/15 Blog: A Bipartisan Proposal to Fix No Child Left Behind: A Good First Step; Further to Go Arne Duncan 4/07/15 New Report Shows Greater Need for Access to High-Quality Preschool for America's Children Arne Duncan 4/07/15 Secretary Duncan Announces Education Department's First-Ever Guide for Ed Tech Developers Arne Duncan 4/02/15 Blog: The Opportunity and Necessity for a New ESEA Arne Duncan 3/16/15 Video-on-Demand Children's TV Programming Now Accessible for Thousands of Students with Visual or Hearing Disabilities Arne Duncan 3/06/15 Blog: My Brother's Keeper: A Year of Progress Arne Duncan 3/02/15 Remarks of Secretary Julián Castro at the National Low Income Housing Coalition 2015 Housing Legislative Forum Julián Castro 2/27/15 Blog: Visit to Virginia Elementary School Underscores Commitment to Early Ed Arne Duncan 2/02/15 Fiscal year 2016 Budget Invests in Job Training, Working Families Thomas Perez 12/17/14 OMB Director Shaun Donovan on the Passage of H.R. 83, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 Shaun Donovan 12/11/14 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Federal Communications Commission's Vote on the E-Rate Program Arne Duncan 12/10/14 New HHS Grants Increase, iImprove Learning Opportunities for Young Children Sylvia Mathews Burwell 12/10/14 Remarks by the President At Early Education Summit Pres. Barack Obama 12/10/14 18 States Awarded New Preschool Development Grants to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Programs Arne Duncan 12/08/14 Attorney General Holder, Secretary Duncan, Announce Guidance Package on Providing Quality Education Services to America's Confined Youth Arne Duncan 12/03/14 Washington Post - How the Stories of Native American Youths Made Obama Cry in the Oval Office Sally Jewell 12/03/14 Washington Post - How the Stories of Native American Youths Made Obama Cry in the Oval Office Pres. Barack Obama 12/02/14 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Akron and Stark County Farm to School Grants Thomas Vilsack 11/21/14 Remarks by Secretary Duncan at National Assessment Governing Board Swearing-in Ceremony Arne Duncan 11/19/14 Remarks by the President at ConnectED Superintendents Summit Pres. Barack Obama 11/19/14 Blog: Why Education is a Global Matter Arne Duncan 11/19/14 Remarks by the President at Bill Signing Pres. Barack Obama 11/14/14 International Education Week John Kerry 11/14/14 U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks National Partner to Help Lead New Program to Boost Job Talent Development Across America Penny Pritzker 11/10/14 International Education Week John Kerry 10/27/14 35 States and Puerto Rico Submit Applications for New Preschool Development Grants Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Programs Arne Duncan 10/22/14 Blog: 5 Ways to Promote Shared Prosperity Thomas Perez 10/21/14 FMCSA Awards $1 Million to Help Train and Place Veterans in Careers as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers Anthony Foxx 10/11/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 10/10/14 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Recipients - Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai John Kerry 10/10/14 Pelosi Remarks from Press Conference Call on National Minimum Wage Day Thomas Perez 10/09/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 10/09/14 Blog: The Other 4-Year Degree Thomas Perez 10/07/14 Education Department Awards $4.3 Million in Grants for Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs Arne Duncan 10/07/14 Five Leaders Named by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to National Assessment Governing Board, Overseeing The Nation's Report Card Arne Duncan 10/07/14 Remarks by the President at DNC Event -- New York Pres. Barack Obama 9/29/14 HUD Awards $75 Million to Help Low-Income Residents Receive Job Training and Employment Julián Castro 9/24/14 $50.7M Awarded to Expand and Enhance Innovative Workforce Development Strategies through the Workforce Innovation Fund Thomas Perez 9/08/14 $10.6M in Safety and Health Grants Awarded to 78 Organizations Across the Nation by US Labor Department's OSHA Thomas Perez 8/28/14 Huffington Post - Labor Day: Upholding the Promise of Opportunity Thomas Perez 8/26/14 Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention Pres. Barack Obama 8/21/14 Remarks By Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, The City Club of Cleveland Thomas Perez 8/13/14 HHS Secretary Burwell and Education Secretary Duncan Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Sylvia Mathews Burwell 8/13/14 HHS Secretary Burwell and Education Secretary Duncan Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool Arne Duncan 8/07/14 Remarks by the President at the Signing of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act Pres. Barack Obama 7/23/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 7/22/14 Remarks by the President and Vice President at Bill Signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Joseph Biden 7/22/14 Remarks by the President and Vice President at Bill Signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Pres. Barack Obama 7/22/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 7/19/14 Weekly Address: Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future Pres. Barack Obama 7/17/14 Remarks by the President on the Economy -- Wilmington, DE Pres. Barack Obama 7/10/14 Achieving the Extraordinary Through Strong Business-Education Partnerships Arne Duncan 7/09/14 Remarks by the President at DCCC Dinner Pres. Barack Obama 7/09/14 Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 Penny Pritzker 7/09/14 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Penny Pritzker 7/07/14 Remarks by the President Before Lunch with Teachers Pres. Barack Obama 6/24/14 New Accountability Framework Raises the Bar for State Special Education Programs Arne Duncan 6/18/14 Remarks by the President at the White House Maker Faire Pres. Barack Obama 6/13/14 Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Arne Duncan 6/13/14 Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools Sally Jewell 6/12/14 Fulbright Program Awarded 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation John Kerry 6/02/14 U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care Arne Duncan 5/30/14 Remarks by the President with the "My Brother's Keeper" Task Force Pres. Barack Obama 5/14/14 $53M in Grants to Expand and Test Unique Workforce Development Strategies Available from the US Labor Department Thomas Perez 5/14/14 Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Strong Start for America's Children Act Approval by the Senate HELP Committee Arne Duncan 5/08/14 Remarks by the President at DNC Reception -- San Jose, CA Pres. Barack Obama 5/08/14 Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan Issue Guidance for School Districts to Ensure Equal Access for All Children to Public Schools, Regardless of Immigration Status Arne Duncan 5/08/14 Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder Issue Guidance for School Districts to Ensure Equal Access for All Children to Public Schools, Regardless of Immigration Status Arne Duncan 5/05/14 Remarks by the President at Cinco de Mayo Reception Pres. Barack Obama 5/02/14 Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on April Employment Numbers Thomas Perez 5/01/14 Secretary Jewell Convenes Third Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs Sally Jewell 5/01/14 Remarks by the President Honoring the 2014 National and State Teachers of the Year Pres. Barack Obama 4/30/14 Hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Educational Equity: The Theme of the FY 2015 Budget Arne Duncan 4/29/14 Hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - U.S. Department of Education Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Arne Duncan 4/28/14 $150M Available to States to Implement or Expand Job-Driven Training Programs for Laid-Off Workers Thomas Perez 4/24/14 Remarks by President Obama to Miraikan Science and Youth Expo Pres. Barack Obama 4/17/14 Blog: Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class Thomas Perez 4/16/14 Blog: NABI Offers Greater Opportunities for All Through American Manufacturing Anthony Foxx 4/16/14 Remarks by the President and the Vice President on Skills Training Pres. Barack Obama 4/14/14 $6M in Job Training Grants Available to Assist An Estimated 2,000 Veterans Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez 4/14/14 Blog: Listening and Learning at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession Arne Duncan 4/11/14 Remarks by the President at the National Action Network's 16th Annual Convention Pres. Barack Obama 4/08/14 Hearing of the House Appropriations Committee - FY 2015 Budget Request Arne Duncan 4/07/14 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Remarks at American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Opening Session Penny Pritzker 3/31/14 US News and World Report - Making Manufacturing Cool Penny Pritzker 3/31/14 Remarks By Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, National Association of Workforce Boards Forum: Dialogue for Workforce Excellenc Thomas Perez 3/26/14 Blog: Up on the Hill Thomas Perez 3/21/14 The New Spotlight on America's Opportunity Gaps Arne Duncan 3/20/14 USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs Thomas Vilsack 3/18/14 USDA Announces Support for Innovative, Sustainable Wood Building Materials to Protect Environment and Create Jobs Thomas Vilsack 3/14/14 Blog: A "Golden Ticket" -- Expanding Apprenticeships to Create Opportunity Thomas Perez 3/13/14 Grants Totaling $44M to Help Juvenile Offenders Obtain Job Skills and Support Services Now Available from the US Department of Labor Thomas Perez 3/12/14 Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on James H. Shelton III being confirmed by the Senate as the Deputy Secretary of Education Arne Duncan